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Poster: AdventuresOfGreenMarvelTracy Date: Nov 15, 2009 6:16pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Is "Went the Day Well?" in public domain?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035429/

Went the Day Well? (1942) British WWII movie, directed by Alberto Cavalcanti.

I've found various sites identifying it as Public Domain, but I can't find any listing at databases of Public Domain. But I may not know the best places to look. (in fact, I'm sure I don't)

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Nov 15, 2009 10:36pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Is 'Went the Day Well?' in public domain?

This requires a little bit of explanation. In 1997, "Went the Day Well" the film was registered under GATT/URAA bu UGC UK. UGC is now StudioCanal. The registration is:

Went the day well? / directed by Cavalcanti.
Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: PA0000859577 / 1997-05-27
Title: Went the day well? / directed by Cavalcanti.
Description: Videocassette ; 1/2 in.
Notes: Color recording system: PAL.
Copyright Claimant: UGC UK
Date of Publication: 1942
Authorship on Application: Alberto Cavalcanti, d. 1982.
Copyright Note: Reg. under GATT/URAA restoration

Names: Cavalcanti, Alberto, d. 1982
UGC UK

However, this film, Registered in Britain at the end of 1943, entered the British public domain in 1993. Under the terms of the UK Copyright Designs and patents Act 1988, this film was protected under the terms of the 1956 UK Copyright Act, this was not changed by alterations made to the 1988 Act in 1995.

GATT/URAA restored copyright in foreign works that had been lost due to failure to comply with US formalities, such as registration and renewal. The restoration was automatic but there were a number of conditions. The most important of these was that the work had to be under copyright in its home country.

The Copyright office understood that the system of GATT registration would be missused. They have clearly stated that the registration or filing of a GATT/URAA restoration application or Notice of Intent To Enforce copyright is not a determination that the work qualifies for GATT/URAA restoration. So, even though there is a registration on file, this film does not qualify for restoration because it was public domain in its country of original at January 1 1996, when the URAA came into force. So it remains in the public domain.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2009-11-16 06:36:44

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Poster: JamesY2001 Date: Nov 16, 2009 5:05pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Is 'Went the Day Well?' in public domain?

Could someone upload it please
Always wanted to see it

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Poster: elmagno Date: Nov 17, 2009 12:51pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Is 'Went the Day Well?' in public domain?

Sorry I am no longer posting films at IA, but I thought you might like to know that you can watch the entire film right now, here:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2302704134696776679#

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Nov 18, 2009 1:32am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Is 'Went the Day Well?' in public domain?

The file at this link is downloadable, the size is 295MB.

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Poster: NDArch Date: Nov 18, 2009 7:06pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Is 'Went the Day Well?' in public domain?

I have this movie (at about 730mb) with the following attributes:

Video Format: MPEG-4 Visual
Codec ID: DX50
Codec ID/Hint: DivX 5
Duration: 1h 28mn
Bit rate: 961 Kbps
Width: 496 pixels
Height: 368 pixels
Display aspect ratio: 4/3
Frame rate: 25.000 fps
Resolution: 24 bits

Audio Format: MPEG Audio
Format version: Version 1
Format profile: Layer 3
Duration : 1h 28mn
Bit rate mode: Constant
Bit rate: 128 Kbps
Channel(s): 2 channels
Sampling rate: 44.1 KHz
Resolution: 16 bits

If people would like, I can upload it within the next week or so (I start a seven day stretch of work, so may not get to it sooner than that).

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Poster: Sanderson2046 Date: Nov 21, 2009 5:29am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Is 'Went the Day Well?' in public domain?

thanks, if you could do that, when you have the time, that would be great. I know I'd be grateful and I'm sure others would too